Gopherspace and shell accounts in c

Found at: zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/asylum

closed.  Gopherspace and shell accounts in circumlunar space may be
available from the Mare Serenitatis Circumlunar Corporate Republic at
Socialist Regency at soviet.circumlunar.space.  The Republic and
Soviet are independently administered servers, interconnected with
the Zaibatsu via email, an IRC network and a federated BBS.  Get an
account at one of these other servers and you will be part of the

The instructions below are preserved for historical interest and in
case account registration is opened again in future.


To request asylum at the Zaibatsu, you need to generate an ssh
keypair to use for sftp access.

On Unix-based operating systems such as Linux, *BSD or OS X, this can
be performed from the command line by running the command

By default, this will create two files:

 * ~/.ssh/id_rsa      - your PRIVATE key
 * ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub  - your PUBLIC key

(if you already have another keypair with these names, you may have

 1) Your desired username
 2) The contents of your PUBLIC key file

You can email these things to solderpunk@posteo.net.  Do NOT send
Solderpunk your PRIVATE key file or you will have to delete both key
files and start the process over.

You will be notified via email when your account is ready (this will
usually happen within 24 hours, but this is not a guarantee).   Once
the account is ready, you can access your gopherspace with the sftp(1)
command, as follows:

Replace "username" with your username, and if you specified a

To make your life a little easier, you can put some of these details
nto your ~/.ssh/config file (see the ssh_config manpage for details).
The relevant section might look like this:

Host zaibatsu
    Hostname zaibatsu.circumlunar.space
    User your_username
    IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_your_key_file

With this in place, you can connect with just:

Once connected, you will be in your home directory.  However, if you
ask sftp to run the "pwd" command, it will tell you you are at "/".
This is because you have been chrooted into your home directory as a

The first is a directory called "gopher".  This is your public

The second is a text file called "orientation".  Download this to your

Then use your preferred software to read it.  The orientation guide
Zaibatsu server, and give you a brief introduction to setting up a